Wikipedia:Lamest edit wars/Dates

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PLEASE include two or three edit history links about the lame edit war. It would be also useful to list the date the edit war was added.


2006 Atlantic hurricane season[edit]

Should a tropical cyclone that formed on December 30, 2005 and lasted until January 6, 2006 (Tropical Storm Zeta) be placed in the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season article? The debate eventually explores the terms of hurricane season, how long it lasts, why hurricane followers are so tied to the concept of a hurricane season, and even whether a stapler moved from one desk to another is considered to be on the other desk. It was a truly stunning debate that spanned seven months, drew comparisons to civil unions and gay marriage, and could restart at any moment. (January 2006 edit history)

2007 Atlantic hurricane season[edit]

Does a storm forming before June 1 mean the whole season becomes considered as having begun, when the official warning centre (National Hurricane Center) says otherwise and that it "begins June 1st"?

Ann Coulter[edit]

Edit war over whether she was born in 1961 or 1963, settled at 1961 after some damning evidence was found.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure[edit]

Was it released in 1988, or '89? Was it released straight to video before hitting the theaters? If so, does that count?

Death by Stereo[edit]

Was this band officially formed in 1996 or 1998?

Jamie Lynn Spears[edit]

Was she born in 1991 or 1992? After years of being born in 1991, her publicist slips up and accidentally mentions she is 13 years old (in 2005), and all hell breaks loose.

Jennifer Lopez[edit]

Born in 1969 or 1970? Even after a detailed explanation in the age fabrication article for 1969 was provided, many were still sure it was 1970.

Mountain Meadows Massacre[edit]

Ongoing arguments and edit wars over whether to include the word "Friday" in the date of the event.

Nancy Reagan[edit]

Was she born in 1921? Or 1923? (This also came about as a result of age fabrication) After days of editing, does anyone really care THAT much? [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Ned's Atomic Dustbin[edit]

Was their independent EP The Ingredients released in 1989 or 1990?

Pennywise (band)[edit]

Did they release their independent EP Wildcard in 1988, 1989 or 1992? A user claims that it was recorded in 1989, but hadn't been released until 1992. Is there any evidence whether it was officially released before or after the other EP A Word from the Wise? The band has a compilation named Wildcard/A Word from the Wise, which contains both of the EPs, so does that mean that Wildcard was actually released before A Word from the Wise?


Did the band form in 1981 or 1982? Some sources (like list 1981 as the date, but the booklet of the box set Soundtrack to the Apocalypse says they formed in 1982.

Suffer (album)[edit]

Was this Bad Religion album officially recorded and released in 1987 or 1988? The details on their official website claims 1987 as the date, but the CD release actually printed 1988 as the release date and the liner notes on the album also reads April 1988 as the recording date.

Robin Williams[edit]

Was he born in 1951 or 1952? The problem comes from the fact that a single biography says 1952 while hundreds of fans from a fan site say 1951. One expert vs. hundreds of amateurs. Who's right, David or Goliath?

December 25[edit]

Should we or should we not list the birth of Jesus of Nazareth under "births"? If so, should his birth date be 1 BC or 1 AD? Or 1 BCE or 1 CE? Or even year zero? And should it be listed as Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus Christ, just Jesus, etc.?